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Job Number:  41608
Youth Outreach Settlement Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 2 February 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 3 May 2018
(in 70 days)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $22.74/hour – $25.88/hour, plus benefits
REACH Program for Youth – Surrey (Job # 8560 -1001)

10 Months Term Full Time

 

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is an award-winning, accredited not-for-profit that has served the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley for over 30 years. Our participants are often vulnerable or marginalized from society. PCRS is committed to integrated service delivery which is people-centred, inclusive, collaborative, and evidence-based. PCRS has an annual operating budget of approximately 24 million; employs nearly 350 staff; and engages over 200 volunteers.

 

Pacific Community Resources Society is seeking a Youth Outreach Settlement Worker who is fluent in a second language, preferably Arabic or Somali, for the Reach Program for Youth. The successful candidate will empower and support newcomer youth ages 13-21 to overcome their challenges created by cultural and background differences. They will provide individual outreach support, in-depth assessment and one to one work with multi-barrier youth based on individual needs. Youth are initially identified as struggling due to multiple barriers and facing issues such as: social isolation, pre-arrival trauma experience, and interruption in schooling. The position requires a solid working knowledge of the issues newcomers face arriving in Canada.  This includes but is not limited to an understanding of the settlement process and the English Language Learner system in Canada.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES:

1) Outreach support services:

  • Connect with multi-barrier immigrant/refugee youth through off-site outreach meetings motivating them to address and recognize individual barriers towards independence
  • Provide assessment of youth’s current life skills including academic level, independent living skills, communication and social skills
  • Develop and implement individual wraparound plans including participant defined primary and comprehensive goals
  • Provide youth with one to one support to accomplish specific goals
  • Assist youth to identify their essential needs, self-care, community connectedness, employment and education needs i.e. identification documents, accommodation, resume, appropriate clothing, transportation etc.
  • Provide community connection support to youth through outreach and various activities that take place in the community
  • Provide research assistance for educational and training opportunities for youth in preparation for self-development
  • Provide referrals for youth to other community services as required
  • Provide youth with transition support when exiting the program

 

2) Work as a member of a program team:

  • Communicate effectively with both co-workers and supervisors
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings, committee meetings and Society staff meetings
  • Participate in curriculum design and refinement as directed
  • Liaise with contract partner agencies and referring agencies and other professionals as required

 

Work Conditions:

  • Hours are based on a flexible schedule. Workers should be available to work evenings and potentially weekends, as there may be a need for earlier or later hours depending upon circumstances to offer support to youth at key times.
  • Travel between multiple sites in the community

                         

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • Relevant post-secondary degree (Child and Youth Work, Education, Psychology, Social Work) or Child & Youth Care Diploma, plus 2 years of experience working with at-risk youth populations, or a combination of related education and work experience with youth
  • Fluent in Arabic and/or Somali strongly preferred

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid level 1 First aid certificate will be an asset
  • Use of own vehicle required. Paid mileage
  • Class 4 or 5 driver’s license with Business insurance use
  • Driver’s Abstract must be submitted

             

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience working with immigrant/refugee youth struggling with settlement and navigating through cultural and family dynamics
  • Experience providing 1-to-1 case management
  • Skilled with motivational interviewing
  • Mental health training

                                                                                                                                          

PCRS fosters an environment which ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”

How to Apply:
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Please quote “Job #8560 - 1001” on your cover letter and in the subject line of emails.
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Only those qualified for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:

www:   pcrs.ca/about-us/work-with-us/


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